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The Transfiguration

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August 6

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

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View from Mount Tabor

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

Highlights of the festivity

Mount Tabor in the Galilee - A festive mass is celebrated in the morning in the magnificent Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Ceaseria Philipi - an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon (”Now when Jesus came to the district of Ceaseria Philipi…” Matthew 16:13)
  • Mount Hermon - another 4th cen. Tradition suggested the monumental Hermon Mount as the place of the transfiguration.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Bethsaida, just north of the Sea of Galilee, was home to Peter, Andrew and Philip and, ...
The White Mosque. This magnificent mosque was built in 1785 as part of the construction...
The village of Kafr Cana in the Lower Galilee is identified in Christian tradition as C...
The Ancient Bathhouse of Nazareth – An impressive underground bathhouse, is located n...
Elijah’s Cave in Haifa brings visitors both the sanctity of a Jewish holy place and the...
The Hamat Tiberias synagogue was built between 286 and 337 CE, when the Sanhedrin was h...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Ein-Gev holiday resort is situated on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and ...
Donagracia Hotel and museum is located in downtown Tiberias and offers 65 rooms furnis...
250 rooms suitable for couples and families, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, g...
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